Miami, FL – Protesters Struck by Sedan at 39th & 3rd, Sent to Hospital
Miami, FL (December 14, 2020) – On Friday, December 11, several protesters were struck by a sedan at a protest for immigrant rights in Miami. The reason for the collision is currently under local law enforcement investigation.
According to dozens of eyewitnesses, the crash occurred at the intersection of 39th and 3rd at approximately 5:00 p.m. when a sedan plowed through a dense crowd of protesters. The exact number of injured victims remains unknown at the current time.
Paramedics were called to assist at the scene of the crash and several people were taken to the hospital with injuries of an unknown magnitude. No one involved has been identified at this time.
The driver of the vehicle that drove through the crowd was apprehended by Miami police and arrested. They have not been identified but will be criminally charged.
Few other details are available concerning the accident at this point in time. We would like to offer our thoughts to those hurt in hopes of a full recovery.
An accident investigation is currently underway.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
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Between 2005 and 2014, 46,149 individuals across the United States lost their lives due to fatal pedestrian accidents. During this same timespan, 5,142 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Florida. This means that Florida accounted for approximately 11% of the pedestrian fatality rate in the nation from 2005 to 2014.
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